Tag Archives: Consumerism

Surgical Totalitarianism

By Dan Corjescu Source: Dissident Voice You don’t have to control everything to be in total control. In the modern world this seeming paradox is a systemic reality. In the past, classic totalitarian governments sought to literally control every aspect of … Continue reading

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Why Activists Fail

By Robert J. Burrowes Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types … Continue reading

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Degrowth: closing the global wealth divide

Contradicting the dominant paradigm that economic growth equals development, degrowth theorists argue that serious cutbacks are crucial to protect life on our planet. By Riccardo Mastini Source: ROAR Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness (Short Film)

Happiness – by Steve Cutts Can we buy happiness? Are we really trapped? An economic textbook about our contemporary society By Chiara Pascali Source: GoodShortFilms Try to google the word Happiness, the first (sponsored) result of your search will be shophappiness.com. Happiness can be bought. … Continue reading

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The Dystopian Future of Facebook

By Mark Kernan Source: CounterPunch This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

Lauryn Hill

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

By Lee Camp Source: TruthDig Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three … Continue reading

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Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

By Henry Cowles Source: Aeon Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events. In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist and, … Continue reading

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